Violent protest – N4 closed

16 August 2017

Majakaneng/ Mooinooi – The N4 near Majakaneng (near Mooinooi and Brits) was closed from Sunday, 13 August, due to violent protests. At the time of going to press, the N4 highway is still closed off (16 August 2017).

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The cruelty of stock theft…

11 August 2017

Rustenburg/ Phokeng – A vigilant member of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) noticed a suspicious looking vehicle in the vicinity of Boshoek near Phokeng on Sunday, 6 Aug.

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CBD fast-food warning

11 August 2017

Rustenburg – The Police are warning the public to be extra vigilant when visiting fast-food outlets in the central business district (CBD) area, especially McDonalds, Chicken Lickin, Nando’s and KFC. The CBD area between Thabo Mbeki Drive and Bethlehem Street are the most affected areas.

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Protestor fatally wounded

11 August 2017

Rustenburg/ Tlhabane – A protest action, which started on Wednesday, 2 August as reported in the Platinum Weekly newspaper in last week’s edition, turned violent when the protesters again took to the streets on Tuesday, 8 August.

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Several firearm busts in Rustenburg

04 August 2017

Rustenburg – As part of reducing trio- and other serious crimes through the implementation of the Cluster Operational Coordination (COC) concept, the Rustenburg Cluster task team seized nine illegal firearms with ammunition and arrested nine suspects over the weekend.

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21 arrests in Rustenburg and surrounds

04 August 2017

Rustenburg – As part of the roll out to all provinces, the deputy minister of Police, Bongani Mkongi, officially handed over the Mount Road Cluster Operational Command Centre (OCC) in Port Elizabeth to the Eastern Cape provincial commissioner on Monday, 24 July.

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Tlhabane Protest

04 August 2017

Rustenburg/ Tlhabane – The roads next to Public Investment Corporation’s development of the new Tlhabane Mall was closed off as disgruntled community members voiced their concerns on Wednesday 2 August.

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Life lost on R509

04 August 2017

Rustenburg – A 45-year old woman was killed and three others injured on Monday morning, 31 July, when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled off the R509 in the Derby area outside of Rustenburg, ER24 paramedics reported.

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Cableway closed for investigation

28 July 2017

Hartbeespoort Dam – The Harties Cableway company has reassured visitors that the correct emergency procedures were followed and no lives were endangered on Saturday, 22 July, when the cableway experienced a mechanical failure in the lower station, resulting in three gondolas with guests being stranded on the line.

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LATEST SCAM

28 July 2017

NW – The Police in the North West province issued a stern warning on Sunday, 23 July, of individuals who say that they are police officers who phone victims of car-hijacking and motor vehicle theft and demand money from them to reunite the owners with their stolen cars.

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